Language Arts & Disciplines

A Word a Day

Author: Joseph Piercy

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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A Word a Day contains 365 carefully selected words that will enhance and expand your vocabulary, along with their meanings, origins and sample usage and fascinating word-related facts and trivia. It is estimated that on average an English-speaking adult has acquired a functioning vocabulary of 25,000 words by the time they reach middle age. That sounds like a lot - and more than enough for the daily purposes of communicating with each other in speech and writing. However, it is hard to feel quite so sanguine about our word power when considering those 25,000 words account for less than fifteen per cent of the total words in current usage in the English language. Furthermore, new words are created all the time and, as the word pool flourishes, can we afford to allow our vocabulary to stagnate? Logophile Joseph Piercy has the answer: a simple challenge to learn A Word a Day from this user-friendly onomasticon (that's a word list designed for a specific purpose - in case you were wondering .). Each of the 365 words have been carefully selected for their elegance and pertinence in everyday situations and every entry contains a clear and concise outline of meaning, origin and sample usage in context, alongside fascinating word related facts and trivia. A Word a Day is a treasure trove of fascination and fun for all language lovers - delve in and enhance your vocabulary.
Education

A Word a Day, Grade 5

Author: Evan-Moor Educational Publishers

Publisher: Evan-Moor Corporation

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Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 795

Make sure your students develop the rich vocabulary that's essential to successful reading comprehension and academic achievement with A Word a Day. Each book in this newly revised series covers 144 words in 36 engaging weekly units. Don't have students just memorize vocabulary words ... give them the tools they need to understand and apply the words! Help your students learn 144 new words with the focused daily practice in A Word a Day, Grade 5. Activities such as identifying attributes, making personal connections, and completing graphic organizers give students multiple exposures to the words, helping them to develop the vocabulary they need to be successful on assessments and in the classroom. Examples of vocabulary words presented in Grade 5: * navigate, phenomenon, quagmire * quintessential, ravenous, rebellious * inundate, correspond, aspire * vicinity, tumultuous, vulnerable
Education

A Word a Day, Grade 1

Author: Evan-Moor Educational Publishers

Publisher: Evan-Moor Corporation

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Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 387

Make sure your students develop the rich vocabulary that's essential to successful reading comprehension and academic achievement with A Word a Day. Each book in this newly revised series covers 144 words in 36 engaging weekly units. Don't have students just memorize vocabulary words ... give them the tools they need to understand and apply the words! Help your students learn 144 new words with the focused daily practice in A Word a Day, Grade 1. Activities such as identifying attributes, making personal connections, choosing the right word in context, and answering true or false questions give students multiple exposures to the words, helping them to develop the vocabulary they need to be successful on assessments and in the classroom. Examples of vocabulary words presented in Grade 1: * popular, thoughtful, appreciate * befuddle, pantomime, react * aim, discuss, explore * handy, giggle, jealous
Education

A Word a Day, Grade 6+

Author: Evan-Moor Educational Publishers

Publisher: Evan-Moor Corporation

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Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 647

Make sure your students develop the rich vocabulary that's essential to successful reading comprehension and academic achievement with A Word a Day. Each book in this newly revised series covers 144 words in 36 engaging weekly units. Don't have students just memorize vocabulary words ... give them the tools they need to understand and apply the words! Help your students learn 144 new words with the focused daily practice in A Word a Day, Grade 6+. Activities such as identifying attributes, making personal connections, and completing graphic organizers give students multiple exposures to the words, helping them to develop the vocabulary they need to be successful on assessments and in the classroom. Examples of vocabulary words presented in Grade 6+: * vehement, promotion, fastidious * descend, endeavor, extricate * irresistible, jubilant, slovenly * whim, mesmerize, cavort
Language Arts & Disciplines

A Word A Day

Author: Anu Garg

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

View: 778

"Anu Garg's many readers await their A Word A Day rations hungrily. Now at last here's a feast for them and other verbivores. Eat up!" -Barbara Wallraff Senior Editor at The Atlantic Monthly and author of Word Court Praise for A Word a Day "AWADies will be familiar with Anu Garg's refreshing approach to words: words are fun and they have fascinating histories. The people who use them have curious stories to tell too, and this collection incorporates some of the correspondence received by the editors at the AWAD site, from advice on how to outsmart your opponent in a duel (or even a truel) to a cluster of your favorite mondegreens." -John Simpson, Chief Editor, Oxford English Dictionary "A banquet of words! Feast and be nourished!" -Richard Lederer, author of The Miracle of Language Written by the founder of the wildly popular A Word A Day Web site (www.wordsmith.org), this collection of unusual, obscure, and exotic English words will delight writers, scholars, crossword puzzlers, and word buffs of every ilk. The words are grouped in intriguing categories that range from "Portmanteaux" to "Words That Make the Spell-Checker Ineffective." each entry includes a concise definition, etymology, and usage example-and many feature fascinating and hilarious commentaries by A Word A Day subscribers and the authors.

A Word A Day

Author: Beek Thao

Publisher: AuthorHouse

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Page: 52

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"A Word A Day" is an inspirational collection of original acrostic poems and poems and sayings by Beek Thao. While she keeps her meanings serious, a touch of humor jumps in every now and then to keep the pages interesting and unique. She puts everyday challenges into each word, daring you to not stop choosing, "Which word will be your word today?"
Education

A Word a Day, Grade 3

Author: Evan-Moor Educational Publishers

Publisher: Evan-Moor Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 304

Make sure your students develop the rich vocabulary that's essential to successful reading comprehension and academic achievement with A Word a Day. Each book in this newly revised series covers 144 words in 36 engaging weekly units. Don't have students just memorize vocabulary words ... give them the tools they need to understand and apply the words! Help your students learn 144 new words with the focused daily practice in A Word a Day, Grade 3. Activities such as identifying attributes, making personal connections, choosing the right word in context, and answering true or false questions give students multiple exposures to the words, helping them to develop the vocabulary they need to be successful on assessments and in the classroom. Examples of vocabulary words presented in Grade 3: * landscape, optimistic, significant * conduct, expand, increase * spectacular, stubborn, zest * deliberately, cherish, commence
Education

A Word a Day, Grade 2

Author: Evan-Moor Educational Publishers

Publisher: Evan-Moor Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 813

Make sure your students develop the rich vocabulary that's essential to successful reading comprehension and academic achievement with A Word a Day. Each book in this newly revised series covers 144 words in 36 engaging weekly units. Don't have students just memorize vocabulary words ... give them the tools they need to understand and apply the words! Help your students learn 144 new words with the focused daily practice in A Word a Day, Grade 2. Activities such as identifying attributes, making personal connections, choosing the right word in context, and answering true or false questions give students multiple exposures to the words, helping them to develop the vocabulary they need to be successful on assessments and in the classroom. Examples of vocabulary words presented in Grade 2: * original, dependable, enormous * convince, attempt, combine * jiffy, hodgepodge, dynamo * tempting, enthusiastic, detour
Education

A Word a Day, Grade 4

Author: Evan-Moor Educational Publishers

Publisher: Evan-Moor Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 981

Make sure your students develop the rich vocabulary that's essential to successful reading comprehension and academic achievement with A Word a Day. Each book in this newly revised series covers 144 words in 36 engaging weekly units. Don't have students just memorize vocabulary words ... give them the tools they need to understand and apply the words! Help your students learn 144 new words with the focused daily practice in A Word a Day, Grade 4. Activities such as identifying attributes, making personal connections, and completing graphic organizers give students multiple exposures to the words, helping them to develop the vocabulary they need to be successful on assessments and in the classroom. Examples of vocabulary words presented in Grade 4: * obligation, command, compete * dilemma, resource, random * spontaneous, lackadaisical, treacherous * drenched, massive, predicament